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Response to AllyCat (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 09:32 PM

2. Did your child's school do Everyday Mathmetics?

My kids' school adopted Everyday Mathematics for their math curriculum many years ago. It was awful. Now that it "aligns" with Common Core, I am sure it is even worse. It guarantees that parents cannot help their kids with their math homework. We did what the parents in the article did and taught our kids how to do basic math at home.

I did not realize EM was a product of the University of Chicago, until I clicked the link in the article. It is a terrible curriculum and confuses kids who do not think in numbers.

Has your child been subjected to the "lattice" multiplication method yet? Both our kids could not do lattice. It drove them crazy. What a nasty form of mental torture. Not to be a total crank about lattice, it may be useful for kids who do not get multiplication the regular way. We told them to not worry about it and just do multiplication the way we taught them.

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